2018 ASU ILEP fellow with professor James Blasingame (far left)

English Education professor mentoring international educators

By

Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Professor James Blasingame (English Education) just returned from Washington, DC, with a group of 15 teachers from around the world as part of an ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College program funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Blasingame is mentoring the teachers as part of the International Leaders in Education Program, or ILEP, facilitated through the ASU Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education. ILEP prepares selected outstanding teachers to conduct professional development workshops for educators in their home countries.

After their initial seminars in Washington, DC, the fifteen teachers will spend five months here at ASU receiving training in subject-specific teaching strategies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), social studies and English as a foreign language. This year’s ILEP fellows hail from Brazil, India, Senegal, Kenya, Egypt, Indonesia, Ghana, and the Philippines.